A community non-profit for 45 years.
Directed by Elizabeth Godfrey since 2000.
«Berkeley City Ballet is the best school to learn real ballet. It is the most thorough and consistent ballet program in the East Bay.» BCB Parent
«BCB Pre-Professional students receive such excellent training that they are prepared to audition and enter summer programs and schools such as the San Francisco Ballet School. My son, Mateo Guerrero, attended San Francisco Ballet School for two summers in a row and has now been accepted on full scholarship to the School full-time to continue his training. My daughter also was accepted to attend the Lines Summer Intensive for twice.» Kimberly Guerrero
«BCB is not just a school of ballet. It is a school of life! Students learn so much about life and who they are on many levels.» BCB Parent
Upcoming School closures:
May 20: Malcolm X Birthday Closed (Pre-Professional Program only)
May 27: Memorial Day Closed (for all students)
~Session Dates 2018-2019:
Each Session is approximately 10 weeks. Students enroll each Session. Schedule and Tuition here.
Session 1: August 27-November 3
Session 2: November 5-January 19 (see Calendar for closures)
Session 3: January 21-March 30
Session 4: April 8-June 15
Session 5: June 17-August 24
~News: Congratulations to BCB students who auditioned and were accepted into these summer programs:
Orelia Oiknine: American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet
Anna Diehl: Alvin Ailey, Joffrey Ballet
Samantha Lee: American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet
Johanne Heine: Royal Ballet (London), San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet
Lucy Taylor: Interlochen Arts Academy
Satine Walz: Boston Ballet
~Visiting Days and Performances:
for all Dance Center classes
(Pre-Ballet, Ballet Basics, and Beginning/Intermediate Ballet)
Week of October 29: Visiting Days
Week of January 14: Performances
Week of March 25: Visiting Days
Week of June 10: Performances
~BCB Boys Program
To encourage boys to dance, BCB offers free tuition. Registration fee is due $ for the year.
Fees adjusted automatically upon registration.
Boys Ballet 4-6yrs: Saturday 9:30-10:15
Boys Ballet 6-8yrs: Saturday 10:30-11:15
Boys Ballet 9-13yrs: Saturday 11:30-12:30
~Registration is easy to do, just click on «To Register»!
Essential Info and links:
Parking: In residential area. The BCB lot is reserved for staff.
Established in 1974 as a non-profit, Berkeley City Ballet remains a consistent and enduring part of the city of Berkeley.
Berkeley City Ballet is committed to the mission of bringing cultural enrichment, as well as an awareness and appreciation for the art of dance, to the diverse East Bay.